Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
ABMEC is a trade group that represents mining equipment companies, including manufacturers, designers and service providers.
BAA is a trade group that represents independent quarries.
BMAPA represents marine aggregate producers and is part of the Mineral Products Association (see below).
IOM3 aims to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as part of the worldwide materials and mining community.
IQ is a global trade organisation representing those involved in quarrying, construction materials and related industries. They have branches in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
MAUK is a trade group that represents non-energy industrial mineral underground companies.
MPA is a trade group for those supply crushed rock, sand and gravel, lime, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, mortar, silica sand, slag, recycled aggregates and construction and quarry plant.
The Salt Association is a trade group that represents UK-based salt producers.
SAMSA represents UK-based silica producers and those who rely on the material. SAMSA is part of the Mineral Products Association (see above).
The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.
Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.
Mineral planning authorities control the extraction of minerals and rock from the ground. You should contact your local council to see if you need permission before you operate your mine or quarry.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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